72 K3

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  1. farm dog

    farm dog Member

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    Picked up a K 3 frame 1001181 . Missing tag but want to try and get the date right . I'm thinking 1 / 72 . From what I have found over 19,000 were built . No engine bummer , but have motors .
     
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    kirrbby Well-Known Member

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    Are you talking about a Z50? K3?
    I don't think K3 Z's have a tag with a DOM
     
  4. farm dog

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    Yes Z 50 . According to the Z book and pic's . But I could be wrong , it has a badly faded sticker on head tube .
     
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    The head tag on your K3 is not engraved or marked with a date of manufacture.
    It's a generic sort of thing that you could replace with a repop or oem piece.

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  6. farm dog

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    Thanks any guess on date
     
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    kirrbby Well-Known Member

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    Well they stopped making K2's in late 71. I always consider K3's to be made in 72. I'd guess the first ones were probably made in early 72, but they may have started building them late in 71???
    If you said that vin # was made in Jan, or Feb of 72...I'd believe you...wouldn't question it.
     
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    Thanks again the funny part is my hardtail starts with 181
     
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    Ya, but it has a 6 digit vin instead of 7. Different beast :--)
     
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    Was digging through my motors and found Z50 4095xx . # say K 2 but have heard early K 3 had a 6 digit also . 4 wire pigtail .Should I use a K 2 wire harness with it , or go with soft tail one ?
     

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